‘Everything I Thought and Then Some'

ASU commit Brock Osweiler is not only a rarity being a 6-8 235 quarterback. He's also unique in the sense that he pledged to the Sun Devils without setting foot in Tempe prior to his decision. This past weekend his long awaited trip to Arizona State took place, and the Kalispell, Mont. signal caller was raving about his trip to his future college.

"It was a great weekend and it made my decision concrete," said Osweiler. "From seeing what the campus has to offer to the athletic side of things and academics, everything that had to do with playing football at ASU we did it. I was a little bit overwhelmed, but I'm really excited to get down there. It was everything I thought and then some"

"I was really looking forward to all the energy during the game, and I was so pumped up that I wanted to dress up and got out there and play."

Despite the disappointing loss to Georgia, Osweiler stated that when breaking down film on Sunday he still saw a lot of exciting aspects of the Sun Devil offense that can suit his skills. "They do a great job in the passing game and put the players in a good position to make plays," he noted. "They were a lot of great calls made during that game but the pass would just go to the wrong player or something like that. If those few passes go ASU's way they could have won."

A rough outing this year isn't foreign to Osweiler and the Braves who started the season 0-3 and got off the snide just this past Friday with a 45-29 victory over Butte. "Our offense right now is leading the state and our defense right now is trying to work out a few things and get on track," he explained. "We still have some things we need to tweak out, and right now we're just trying to score as many points as we can to win."

"Last game I had 322 yards passing on 17 of 24, and five touchdowns. I ran for one touchdown and 65 yards too. I'm averaging over 300 yards passing and over 70 yards rushing per game."

Osweiler commented that after meeting with academic advisors over the weekend, he plans to major in business management with a possible minor in communications. Furthermore, if all goes according to plan the quarterback will graduate Flathead High School in December and begin his studies at ASU in the spring.

"I already took care of the (college entrance) test," he noted, "and besides just taking the normal classes in high school I also have to take two online courses at home to graduate early. It's a little extra work, but it's doable and definitely worth it."

Another interesting twist in the recruitment of the Montana quarterback was that at one time he was a basketball commit to Gonzaga, who was obviously swayed to change sports. Osweiler who was in contact at one time with the ASU basketball staff as well, said that he hasn't talked in recent months to the Sun Devil staff and that right now "My whole focus is on football," he said. "After the first year we'll see what happens."

Not only has Osweiler decided to possibly give up his aspirations for a full blown career in college basketball, but by graduating early he will end his tenure with the Braves' high school basketball team at Flathead.

"It was hard giving that up, but I absolutely have no regrets doing it," Osweiler claimed. "So it did make the decision easier, and especially seeing things over the weekend I can't wait to get down there to Tempe."

"I just want to get my name in the mix there with the quarterback situation next year and I feel like if I get there early, learn the playbook, the offense, working out will make next fall much better for me."


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